College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Visiting International Military Officers Open Forums

On Friday, March 7th, the University of Kansas will host regional open discussion panels in multiple locations featuring military officers from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of the panels is to discuss regionally specific political and military issues of interest to KU students, faculty and staff. These officers are among 42 international officers attending the U.S. Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Please see the event flyer for more information. Panels are in multiple locations: Bailey Hall, Strong Hall, Wescoe Hall, and Spencer Research Library.
March 07, 2014
01:30 pm - 03:00 pm
No location specified

New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email ( or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

We have a great Chinese History Lecture coming up! Mark your calendars for April 2, for the Wallace Johnson Memorial Lecture in Chinese History. The speaker this year is Jeff Snyder-Reinke, an Associate Professor of History at The College of Idaho. He will talk about "Bones, Babies, and the Politics of Burial in Late Imperial China." See flyer for more details.

We have a great Chinese history lecture coming up! The Wallace Johnson Memorial Lecture is April 2.

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